Aliya Summary: Yakov prepares to leave. Meanwhile, Rachel takes her father’s idols in his absence. When Lavan becomes aware of Yakov’s departure, he sets out in pursuit. G-d appears to Lavan in a dream and warns him not to harm Yakov in any way. When Lavan catches up to Yakov, he confronts him about the unannounced departure and the missing idols.
Yakov answers in kind, expressing his anger at Lavan’s repeated attempts to cheat him. As to the idols, Yakov permits Lavan to search for them and boldly declares that the one who took them shall not live. Lavan fails to find his idols because Rachel convinces him not to search her person or belongings. Had it not been for G-d’s protection, Yakov tells Lavan, you would have left me with nothing.